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ETF Battles: IJR vs. IWM – Which Small Cap ETF is Better?

  • IJR and IWM go against each other in key areas,

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ETF Battles: XLE vs. ICLN Who Wins?

This is an excerpt from ETF Battles on ETFguide TV between XLE vs. ICLN – two beaten up energy ETFs with very different goals. Who wins the battle?

Energy ETFs were pulverized during the first quarter along with the rest of the broader stocks market. 

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Is Sector Performance Following History?

It’s been said the more things change, the more they stay the same. And right now, the performance of stock market industry sectors is behaving right in line with that view.

During the first quarter, the total U.S. stock market (NYSEARCA:VTI) rose almost 6% in value. Driving the stock market’s strong start has been bullish momentum in ETFs tied to sectors like consumer discretionary (NYSEARCA:XLY),

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Energy Sector Crushes Conventional Wisdom

Never mind the abysmal results of first quarter earnings for the depressed energy sector. It doesn’t matter.

And never mind the conventional wisdom of group-think and scary analyst warnings like,  “Energy stocks are in deep trouble because Q1 losses will mark the first time any sector in the S&P 500 has reported an aggregate loss since Q4 2008.”

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Is a Liquidity Crunch in the Solar Sector Ahead?

Stocks in the solar and alternative energy space are getting crushed. Will it lead to a liquidity crunch?

Since the beginning of the year, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEARCA:TAN) has lost a stunning 21.80% in value compared to a +0.20% gain for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY).  

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